IEM Shout Out – CAFEO37 IEM Malaysian Pavillion 1 of 2

October 16, 2019

We look forward to you joining next year at Da Nang, Vietnam. This year, YB Tuan Baru Bian officiated the opening. We look forward to next year. Book your places now!


IEM Shout Out – Family Day 2019

October 9, 2019

Family Day 2019


IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

October 3, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.

PERNEPA ENGINEERING & MARITIME SERVICES SDN BHD (PEMS) 

Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

September 26, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.

PERNEPA ENGINEERING & MARITIME SERVICES SDN BHD (PEMS) 

Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – 2019-09 CAFEO37 Malaysia Pavillion

August 26, 2019

The title says it all. Send your booking NOW to the IEM.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-08 Talk on “Fixed Offshore Structures”

July 31, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 3rd August 2019 by Dr. Ir. Rafee Makbol Mohamed Ali. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM.

An offshore installation for the oil and gas industry is typically designed for specific duration that subjects to reservoir capacity and recuperation of CAPEX. For some installations in which the outputs are still good in production and found to be above the initial estimate, the Owner tends to extend the platform operation within the specific duration after the expiry of the design life. The platform life extension offers the opportunity to maximise the value of capital investment by minimising the net cost of new field new development. The approach not only a means of developing a field on a faster schedule but also a cost-effective manner especially for re-use and making installations in marginal fields viable and sustainable.

Structural requirements and design parameters for platform integrity will be discussed as in some countries, platform life extension requires certification and approval by National Regulatory Body. Therefore, the present offshore installation has to fulfil the latest Codes guidelines and to have sufficient strength to account for the latest change in environmental conditions.

Dr. Ir. Rafee Makbol Mohamed Ali is a Structural Engineer with over 29 years of experience in fabrication, design, installation and certification of offshore installations. He started his career working in fabrication then had joined several design Consultants in Kuala Lumpur prior to pursuing PhD at Imperial College London. He then joined Atkins (UK) as Lead Structural Engineer for design of wind farm substations and metrological platforms. Left UK to joint Independent Verification Body (IVB) in KL as Team Leader/Structural Specialist for certification and validation of offshore installations and later was with Oil & Gas Design Consultant Company as Lead Structural Engineer..

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “Offshore Sand Separation: Design, Operation and Maintenance”

July 1, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 23rd July 2019 It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Dr. John Eow.

In the upstream offshore oil & gas production, effective and efficient sand separation and management are vital, since the presence of sand particles and solids in wellhead production lines are likely to cause erosion and blockage issues in the subsequent downstream equipment at production platforms. As a consequence, dangerous incidents, such as failures of flowlines, production vessels, pumps and control valves, have a higher risk of occurring. Moreover, oily sands discharged into the sea are also an environmental concern.

This full-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design, operation and maintenance of the technologies for the removal and cleaning of the sands and solids prior to discharge. Proven sand removal technologies, such as wellhead desanders, produced water desanding hydrocyclones, sand fluidizers, and sand cleaning systems are commonly used in the upstream oil & gas production. However, these sand removal and cleaning systems need to be designed and operated correctly to ensure optimized separation performance.

Ir. Dr. John Eow is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Professional Engineer (BEM), with more than 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, having worked with sand separation and management, produced water treatment, crude oil dehydration-desalting, seawater treatment & injection, and gas processing technologies and equipment.   He also conduct lectures in chemical and process engineering at Singapore Institute of Technology. Dr. John obtained his B.Eng in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Hons) and PhD in 1998 and 2002, respectively, from University of Surrey, UK.   His PhD work was on electrostatic water-oil treatment technology.   Over the years, he has worked as a technology specialist with oil & gas technology-provider companies, such as Global Process Systems (Malaysia), Keppel Offshore and Marine (Singapore), Cameron Process Systems (Singapore, Japan and Malaysia), and EDES Technology Malaysia.   His experiences cover a wide range from Technical and Commercial Proposal to Detailed Engineering to Commissioning to Production Improvement & Troubleshooting for oil & gas processes and technologies.   He has also conducted technical training and process improvement work for Saudi ARAMCO, SABIC, PETRONAS, Sarawak SHELL, CNOOC, Murphy Oil Sarawak, Husky Oil Energy, GAIL India, Transwater API, CPOC, Boustead-Salcon Water Solutions, etc.

Register here, or download the form here.